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When your PC doesn't recognize a 2nd drive

Creeds installed an old hard drive into a new machine as a second drive. He's having problems getting it to work.

How to make your old GPU run like new

A little TLC can breathe new life into your aging graphics card.

How to create an exciting, artificial-looking photo

PHollisPhotos asked the Photo Editing forum how to give a sports photo a certain look, like an illustration with a black-and-white background.

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How to use a cloud camera to secure your home during holiday travel

While you're away, the thieves might play. Here's how to catch them.

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How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Nothing spoils holiday travel quite like getting locked out of the house Wi-Fi. Here's how to help your folks set their networks aright.

How to change your email address without losing your friends

Mohammad Anwar has to change his email address. He asked for advise on handling the transition.

The absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC

Wherein we conceptualize the need and walk you through the deed.

Printer buying guide: How to find the best model for your home or office

The best printers today have mobile apps and wireless connectivity, and inkjets are looking as good as lasers. Learn what to look for here.

Windows 8 buying guide: How to buy the best laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid

Windows 8 works on them all. Here's how to buy the best one for you.

How to make room on your Windows partition

Acharya1987's C: drive is running out of space. I offer my suggestions, as does the Answer Line forum.

How to find free Wi-Fi during your holiday travels

Roadside businesses offer free Wi-Fi for the same reasons they offer public restrooms. Here’s how to find it and how to use it.

Ultrabook Buying Guide 2013: How to find the right Ultrabook

Don't know what specs a laptop has to sport to bear Intel's Ultrabook seal of approval? Don't worry: We'll tell you everything you need to know about this ultra-portable line of laptops.

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How to live large on every battery charge

These handy tips will help you wring every watt-minute out of your laptop and other mobile devices.

Travel tips: what you can't leave behind

Planning on traveling during the holidays? Then you'll need to decide which of your tech gadgets you need to bring along. Here's how to figure that out.

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Declutter your PC for better security and more storage

Unused applications can be vulnerable to security breaches. Clean them out before they cause trouble, and jettison older data files while you're at it.